SEIU Chief Mary Kay Henry says she is “worried” because Donald Trump appeals to “so many” of her union members.
Henry says the nation’s largest public union will be spending millions of taxpayer dollars to try to stop him.
The Politico reported:
The head of the Service Employees International Union is worried about what Donald Trump is stirring up in her 2.1 million members, because she thinks he can win.
In an interview with David Axelrod out Thursday, Mary Kay Henry said her organization is going into “hyperdrive” to stand up against Trump because she sees him as a real threat.
Henry compared Trump to former California Gov. Pete Wilson who supported Proposition 226, a measure strongly opposed by unions that would have required them to get approval from individual members to spend their dues on political campaigns.
“This ad that Trump released today is horrific in my mind and reminds me of Pete Wilson in California on Proposition 226,” Henry said, likely referring to Trump’s first TV ad talking about building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border and a proposal to ban Muslims from entering the U.S.
“But Pete Wilson won,” Axelrod said.
“I know. I know. That’s why I think this is a very dangerous political moment in our country,” Henry said. She added that she thinks Trump appeals to some of her members because of the “terrible anxiety” some people in the working class are experiencing.
Henry went on to say that 64% of the SEIU members are conservative — Yet the union spends all of their taxpayer dollars to support radical liberal Democrats!